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Toronto police investigating after man cuts girl’s hijab

/ 08:20 AM January 13, 2018

TORONTO — An 11-year-old Toronto girl says she was walking to school when a scissors-wielding man cut parts of her hijab.

The Grade 6 student said Friday she was with her younger brother when she felt someone behind her.

She says a man pulled off the hood of her jacket and started cutting the back of her hijab.

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The girl says she then turned around, screamed and the man ran away.

She says the man returned a short time later and continued to cut her hijab from behind before he smiled and ran away. .

Her mother is calling on police to treat it as a hate crime.

Toronto Const. Jennifferjit Sidhu says they are looking for a suspect in his 20s.

Sidhu says she was not hurt physically.

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